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    Local prostitute told undercover officer, no butt

    Ocala, Florida -- On April 22, 2014, the Unified Drug Enforcement Strike Team (UDEST) conducted a "Prostitution" operation throughout Marion County, Florida. At approximately 4...
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    Driver dead after slamming into the rear of a school bus

    A driver is dead after slamming into the rear end of a school bus early Monday morning. The driver has been identified as 72-year-old Gail...
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    Felons arrested following traffic stop, multiple charges

    Three felons were arrested Wednesday during a traffic stop in Marion County. According to reports, the driver was stopped because of an expired tag. The driver,...
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    Violent felon arrested on warrant, violated injunction order

    A man was arrested on a warrant after he violated an injunction order in which he was to stay away from a residence where...
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    Man wanted five people killed, fed to pigs

    A 76-year-old Marion County man, identified as Gary Bangstad, who was incarcerated at the Marion County Jail, offered another inmate $4,000 and a car...
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    Toddler who was run over in driveway, identified

    The Ocala Police Department has identified the little girl as 18-month-old Paris Narre Lecorn. Police say the grandmother, identified as Joleen Melanie Ellis, 45, had...
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    X-ray revealed drugs in woman’s vagina

    Two people were arrested and booked into the Marion County Jail on Halloween following an October 30, pursuit. The two suspects, Andrew William Wiggins, 20,...
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    Ocklawaha woman charged with public assistance fraud

    Ocklawaha, Florida -- An Ocklawaha woman was arrested after investigators with the Florida Department of Financial Services determined she had committed welfare fraud. Investigator T.N.Mitchell...
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    Ocala woman, 19, arrested for sex with teen

    // Ocala, Florida -- Investigators have charged Kelly Maass, 19, of Ocala, with Lewd and Lascivious Battery on a 14-year-old boy. Earlier...
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    Marion County Fire Rescue mourns death of Firefighter/EMT

    It is with my deepest regret that I announce the death of Firefighter/EMT Emilio Rivera. Firefighter Rivera, a proud United States Marine Corps veteran, and...
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    Ocala man remains behind bars, made Molotov cocktails, attempted to burn down DCF building

    An Ocala man is being held on a $125,000 bond after he was arrested for attempting to burn down the Florida Department of Children...

    Woman tried to kill her kids, claims husband “hexed” her

    Ocala — A Lake City woman says she attempted to kill her four children -- ages 6 to 13 -- because her husband "put...
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    Man arrested following traffic crash

    Ocala -- A man, who should have never been behind the wheel of a car, was arrested Monday after Ocala police say he caused...

    TRAFFIC ALERT: Two dead, north and southbound lanes closed following plane crash

      Two people are dead after a place that had mechanical issues crashed in Ocala. The Ocala Police Department is currently investigating a plane crash that...
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    Precautionary boil water notice issued for Marion community

    Marion County Utilities has issued a precautionary boil water notice for 75 customers in the Edgewater community and 114 customers in the Wineberry community...
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    Man standing in street wearing hospital gown, arrested

    Man holding up a sign that read, "I am a beggar, In God, We Trust" was arrested and charged with panhandling. Ocala police responded to...
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    Walmart cashier played dumb after stealing from customer

    // Ocala, Florida -- On Saturday, Marion County Sheriff's deputies responded to a Walmart located at 9570 Southwest Highway 200, in reference...
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    Panhandler, meth addict, reached into occupied vehicle, stole wallet

    A known panhandler, who is a convicted felon, was arrested after he reached into a vehicle and stole a wallet from a disabled victim. Charles...
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    Ocala Police Department upset over false crime rate report, Marion County crime rate facts

    The Ocala Police Department, with good reason, is concerned and displeased over a recent article that depicted Ocala as being worse than Detroit for...
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    Mother and four children, missing for six weeks, found dead

    Casei Jones, 32, a Marion County mother who has been missing for six weeks, has been found dead. Jones' children, Cameron, 10, Preston, 5,...